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Southwest rated Number one for customer service

Consumer Reports says Southwest Airlines has the best customer service among the nation’s largest airlines. Consumer Reports surveyed fliers on service issues such as ease of check-in, cabin-crew service, cabin cleanliness, baggage handling, seat comfort and in-flight entertainment. The survey reflects responses from nearly 15,000 readers who flew during the 12 months ended January 31, 2011. The most frequent complaints among all airlines were uncomfortable seats and excessive fees. Here are the Consumer Reports airline scores, with 100 as highest possible score: Southwest Airlines (87) JetBlue Airways Corp. (84) Alaska Airlines (79) Frontier Airlines (78) AirTran Holdings Inc. (74) Continental Airlines (72) American Airlines (65) Delta Airlines ...

Airlines initiate $10 fare increases

First it was lengthy delays caused by storms on the East Coast. Now air travelers are going to have to contend with higher ticket prices. United Air Lines and Continental Airlines initiated the increases Monday by adding a $10 one-way fuel surcharge for all flights. Fuel prices have been rising steadily for the last three months. A merger between United and Continental is in the works. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines responded by announcing a $10 one-way fare increase for all flights. (On Tuesday, United and Continental renamed their price hike, also calling it a "fare increase.") In the past, such increases ...

Last Minute Airline Tickets

Passengers, as any other customer in their way to buy something, will always look for cheap ways to buy their ticket when they plan to fly to a certain destination. Various factors can help you get affordable prices even for the last minute airline ticket. First of all consider the flights that are connected to get you to that destination. These ones are the cheapest as a direct flight is generally the most expensive one. You will get a longer trip but you will be able to save more money on the airplane ticket. Check for online booking to receive the information ...

Flying with Kids

Flying with kids can be seen as an experience that brings adventure in both your life as a parent and the kids' enthusiasm. Flying with kids is considered the fastest way to get to holiday destination without allowing your kids to get bored with long travels by bus or by car. When flying with kids there are several aspects that you should know about especially when it comes to packing. Flying implies some limitations regarding the things you would like to carry with you especially when it comes to restrict to your budget possibilities. Consider that there are things that you ...

First Class Airline Tickets at Discount Prices

Everybody is familiar with the fact that travel with first class regardless of the mean of transportation is the best thing to have a trip taken. The same thing you will trust when reaching to buy first class airline tickets - to be treated like a noble person when traveling with the first class. But what not many of you know is that there are people to get first class airline tickets but not necessarily have paid the full price, some can get the price at half or even for free. This can happen in the following situations: By paying an upgrade to ...

Getting Cheap Student Airline Tickets

As a student you will always look for ways to get cheap student airline tickets especially when you are on a budget. It can take you some time to get the best option and deal as well, but it is worth spending time if you want to save money on the student airline ticket and have them spent in better directions. You can reach this stage with these 3 steps - checking, comparing and shopping. Chasing for those airline companies that offer discounts on their flight tickets you wonder if they do so because of the competition. They do not, because ...

How to get Airline Travel Discounts

Everybody looks forward to escape from the daily busy life and what is the best way to do it, if not by taking a holiday, and if you can get some travel discounts on this one it is even better! The following tips will allow you get airline travel discounts to help you cut some costs: Purchase tickets with at least 3 months in advance. There are some airlines that offer discounts for early purchaser. The big seasons of the year, such as Christmas and Easter the price of the tickets increase, so these periods of buying airfares should be avoided. Week days ...

Kulula Airlines

It is very difficult to introduce a new airline, many routes are saturated with long time competitors, and just how much can you differentiate one flight from another. If you don't want to fight based on price, you better offer a better way to get somewhere. Kululu Airlines of South Africa decided to do just that, make your trip fun, enjoyable and quick, by poking fut at themselves and others. You will notice all the great text on the outside of the plane, I love the "Secret Agent Code" one. Not only does Kulula have interesting planes to look at (or ...

Tips for Safety and Comfort in the Airplane Cabin

Bring your own food and lots of water to drink. Cabin air is very dry because it is pressurized to an altitude of about 8000 feet. Humidity levels are anywhere between one and ten percent which is as dry as a desert. Try to drink a decent sized glass of water every hour and this will keep you well hydrated. Moisturizer also comes in handy to combat dry skin. Remove your shoes after take-off. This helps ease the discomfort associated with foot swelling during flight. Altitude change actually causes your feet to swell. Drinking orange juice is said to help reduce the swelling ...

Airline dating – choose your seatmate

Hours of flying can be boring. Have you ever let yourself daydream about the other passengers on the flight? Have you wondered about that beautiful lady in 14A or that gorgeous guy in 23B, and wonder why you’re stuck next to the sleeping drooling passenger - again? Well, wonder no more. With almost 16,000 members, AirTroductions.com may just be for you. Known as the “find your seatmate before you get on the plane” website, they allow their members to pick and choose other members who they’d like to sit next to on any given flight. Here’s how it works. First you register ...

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